The Partner snomedmap Report

The Partner snomedmap program is a set of custom reports that you can use to understand the relationship between the clinical SNOMED-CT and billing ICD-10 diagnosis code sets you use on your PCC system.

For example, you can use the snomedmap report in Partner to:

  • Review common SNOMED diagnoses that are mapped to an ICD-10 code that changed as part of the 2017 or 2018 ICD-10 code update
  • Review all the diagnoses in your practice’s PCC EHR Favorite diagnoses list that lack a default ICD-10 code
  • Review a list of your 50 most commonly used diagnosis descriptions (whether they have a default mapping or not)
  • Review the entire list of SNOMED diagnosis descriptions that lack a mapped ICD-10 billing code

Open the snomedmap Program and Run a Report

You can run snomedmap from the command prompt in Partner. PCC Support can also add it to your Partner windows.

Next, choose a report from the list at the top to see a description at the bottom of the screen. Press F1Generate Report to see the output.

For example, select “Commonly Used SNOMED Descriptions…” to see a list of your 50 most common diagnoses for the past year and review their ICD-10 mapping.

This list is a great way to check out the default ICD-10 code mapping for your common diagnoses. If you disagree with how a diagnosis will be billed in ICD-10, or if a diagnosis has no assisted mapping, you can use the Billing Configuration tool to make changes.

Select “Favorite SNOMED Descriptions…” to review diagnoses on your Favorites list that lack a mapped ICD-10 code. The output will include the number of times your practice used each diagnosis in the past year.

You can use the Billing Configuration tool in PCC EHR to map an ICD-10 code to each diagnosis.

What If I Do Not Review and Update My ICD-10 Mapping? If you do not configure your diagnosis billing codes, then clinicians may not see the correct ICD-10 code when they select a diagnosis on a chart note in PCC EHR. Instead, they will need to select a code on the electronic encounter form, or the biller will need to make a selection later when posting charges in checkout. By reviewing and updating your ICD-10 billing codes, you’ll save time and reduce stress later. Contact PCC Support for help with these tools.

Periodic Code Set Updates

When a code set update takes place, PCC adds custom reports to snomedmap that can help you prepare for the changes.

For example, PCC updates all practices for each annual ICD-10 code set update. After an update, your practice can use the snomedmap report to research any changes to codes that you use. A new annual mapping report, “Favorite SNOMEDs mapped to Deleted or Modified year/date ICD-10″ will appear at the top of the snomedmap report.

The new report will show you all of your practice’s Favorites that are affected by the ICD-10 update. Since a diagnosis is marked as a Favorite once it is used, that report will give you a good overview of billing issues you might encounter after October 1st, when the new code set takes effect. You can use the Billing Configuration tool in PCC EHR to update your mappings for codes you use.

Update Your SNOMED to ICD-10 Billing Mapping in PCC EHR

After you review reports in snomemap, you may wish to use the Billing Configuration tool to adjust which ICD-10 diagnoses are mapped to the SNOMED-CT descriptions in PCC EHR.

By using snomedmap and the PCC EHR Billing Configuration tool, your practice can review your most common billing codes that are affected by code updates and optionally make changes to your billing mapping.

  • Last modified: May 1, 2020